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TERZETTI : trios for flute, viola and harp
THE DEBUSSY ENSEMBLE
Susan Milan (flute), Matthew Jones (viola), Ieuan Jones (harp)

This disc contains beautifully atmospheric 20th century works for flute, viola and harp, from the well known Zodiac Trio of Mathias, to the lesser-known gem by Dubois. Three of Britain's foremost soloists join to provide a memorable programme.

playing time: 63.20  
direct sale price:  £12.00
audio  sample:  "Pastorale" from Debussy's Sonate en Trio
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tracks:
Arnold Bax:
Elegiac Trio
Claude Debussy:
Sonate en Trio
Maurice Ravel:
Sonatine en Trio
William Mathias:
Zodiac Trio, Op. 70
Théodore Dubois:
Terzettino

review extracts: for full reviews click here

“A lovely CD. The performers are all well-known and deservedly admired. They bring to this music commitment and style, and in the Bax a glowing beauty. Much to commend this CD.” – David Wright (Wrightmusic)

“A thoughtfully constructed programme” – Mark Pullinger (International Record Review)

“A lovely disc which may prove revelatory to some. I found it very rewarding... recommended.” – Peter Grahame Woolf (Musical Pointers)

“[The Dubois Terzettino] is an enthralling, romantic work, it provides a luminous finale for this exquisite compact disc. The Debussy Ensemble plays each piece with voluptuous dynamics and expressive phrasing. The sound is warm and well balanced.” – Maria Nockin (Fanfare)

“Even the most cursory hearing of the works on this CD reveals a great potential for richness of musical colour and tone. Much of this music is impressionistic and numinous in mood... the playing is excellent and all three soloists respond to each other sympathetically. A great CD.” – John France (MusicWeb)

“A classical record like they used to make, when they put the music first. The group plays like a dream, making this a top notch audio getaway. A winner throughout.” – Chris Spector (MidWest Record)

“The combination of flute and harp can be very evocative... The Ravel Sonatine on this Divine Art ... sounds little short of the power of its better known sister piece. All the other music is well worth hearing, too. I found this album to be attractive late-night listening. Over speakers at a moderate volume I thought the performances sensitive without being over-sugary and that the lossless recording serves the players well.” - Brian Wilson (Music Web Download Roundup)

“The music on this CD is finely contrasted. – a beautifully balanced CD.” – Bill Newman (Daily Classical Music)